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Teen Programs

ED.teen.expressiveAre you curious about what’s available for teens at the Museum? You’re in luck! The Museum offers a range of programs for students interested in art or art history, or any artistic discipline. The Museum is also a great place to socialize, have fun and to meet other students with similar interests. Contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Adult programs to learn more.

 

The Muses

The Muses is a program organized by members of the Teen Council, who meet once a month at the Museum. Council members from public and private schools in Montgomery meet to plan events at the Museum. Events include exhibitions, art performances, outdoor activities, poetry competitions, and opportunities to work with living artists. If you are interested in becoming a Teen Council member or joining the monthly meetings, please contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education. 

An Expressive Evening
Hosted by the Muses
Thursday January 22, 6 P.M.

Join us in celebrating the expressive talents of local students. The Muses, a council of teens passionate about the arts, presents the third annual Expressive Evening. Showcasing music, dance, visual arts, and dramatic and literary readings throughout the Museum, the performance event will engage the collection as a source of inspiration. Student artwork will also be on view in the Artworks Corridor exhibition Life Reflections. The Museum thanks the Muses representing Baldwin, BTW, Catholic, the Home School community, Jefferson Davis, LAMP, Montgomery Academy, Park Crossing, St. James, and Trinity for organizing this exciting event.

IN THE ARTS: A CAREER EVENT FOR TEENS 

The event held on November 13th was a huge success! The Museum would like to thank all the professionals who participated, including the Muses and BTW. Many thanks to the following: Foad Araiinejad, Founder, and Mollie Isaacson, Co-founder Universal Art for Self Discovery, “Expressive Art Therapy;” Joyce Bamman, Textile Artist and Costume Designer; Jill Barry, Deputy Director for Development, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; Copperwing, Creative Consultancy, Design, Data, Digital; Jennifer Hataway Blount, Architect, Barganier Davis Sims Architects; Foster Dickson, Writer,  Editor, and Teacher, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School; Kay Jacoby, Artist and Gallerist, collaborator in creating the gallery style Museum Store; Delyana Lazarova, Violin Fellow, Montgomery Symphony Orchestra; and Michael Vaughn Sims, Independent Fine Artist and Theatrical Designer.

A Student from BTW comments on what he plans as a career path in the future:

Career Day at MMFA #MontgomeryMfa

A video posted by @themusesteencouncil on

AP Art History

ED_school_AP21The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is seeking applicants for the 2014/2015 AP Art History class, which meets daily at 7:25 AM in the Museum library. While exploring works of art from ancient world cultures to those of present, students from local schools share ideas and experiences. The group also encounters original works of art in collections in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Atlanta. A challenging program, AP Art is the perfect foundation for a life long love of Museums and fine art and a broad introduction to the connections between art and history. Interested students can contact Alice Novak.

The AP Art History program is sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank.

AP Art History Application

Junior Curators

The Junior Curators program provides opportunities for teens to organize exhibitions at the museum. Students will have the opportunity to work with museum staff to learn about how things work “behind the scenes.” Students will also have an opportunity to plan and mount exhibitions and serve as mentors for young students.

Studio Classes

(Ages 14 and Older)

(REGISTRATION FOR WINTER STUDIO CLASSES, SCHEDULED FROM JANUARY THRU MARCH, OFFICIALLY BEGINS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5TH)

Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media. Download the studio brochure to learn more or call 334.240.4365.

Costume Design Workshop
Using 1920s costume illustrations from the Ballet Russes, French Art Deco prints, the Ziegfield Follies and the Carnival of Venice as inspiration, participants will create costume pieces suitable for a fancy dress ball using a variety of materials and techniques. Designs for masks, hats, capes, fans, sashes, scarves, gloves and other accessories will be created using craft techniques such as hand sewing, iron-on appliqué, fabric painting and gluing, among others. Space is limited to 20 participants. Sign up early for this unique opportunity to work with two well-known artists with years of experience in theatrical costume design!
Instructor: Joyce Bamman and Michael Vaughn Sims
Saturday: January 10
Times: 10:30 A.M. to 4 P.M
Cost: $35 members/ $50 non-members for the daylong workshop

ED.encaustic.workshEncaustic Painting and Processes
This unique two-day workshop will allow each participant to develop his or her own personal artistic vision, working with this award winning instructor to create at least one work of art. Drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, layering, collage, transfer, sgrafitto, and intaglio techniques using encaustic processes are included in the possibilities. Most materials will be provided. While some basic knowledge of encaustic process is desirable, anyone with previous experience in any visual studio discipline can benefit from the workshop. Class size limited to 10 participants.

Instructor: Zdenko Krtić, Auburn University professor and artist
Dates: Saturday, January 31
Times: 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Sunday, February 1: 12 to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $150 members/$195 non-members for the two-day workshop

There’s an App for That!
On September 17, 2014, Apple released iOS 8, the latest operating system for the iPhone and iPad. During this workshop, participants will explore the latest developments in video editing, including the integration of iCloud Drive, and photo extensions to enhance photos and videos. Participants are encouraged to bring iPhones and iPads to follow along. The featured applications will be iMovie and Pinnacle Studio by Corel.
Instructor: Tim Brown, Curator of Education
Thursday: February 5
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 P.M.
Cost: FREE

Sculpting a Portrait
Create a clay portrait in bas-relief working with a nationally recognized sculptor of life-size bronze figures in this daylong workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring to the workshop photographs of the person they want to sculpt. All other supplies will be provided, and the finished ceramic relief sculptures will be fired in the Museum’s kiln.
Instructor: Clydetta Fulmer
Saturday: February 21
Time: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $125 members/$170 non-members for the daylong workshop

Drawing from Life
Use a variety of dry and wet media (including graphite, charcoal, india ink, ink wash) to explore drawing the figure and still life objects, with the expert guidance of AUM professor and artist Andrew Hairstans. Students of all skill levels will benefit from this two day workshop. Some supplies and a model will be provided. Sign up early; class size is limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: Andrew Hairstans
Saturday and Sunday: March 7 & 8
Time: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $100 members/$145 non-members for the two-day workshop

To register, call 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org.